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The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers, 2nd Edition by Thomas A. Crowell

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4

YOUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM

 

 

 

To create your company and get your business up and running, you will need to work with several different types of professionals: attorneys, accountants, and insur- ance agents and brokers.

ATTORNEYS

One of the first things you should do is establish a relationship with a good enter- tainment attorney, preferably one with experience in setting up businesses.

Although the process of forming a company is not brain surgery, creating the com- pany's internal documents can be tricky and is a task better left for your attorney. After all, you should be worrying about developing a screenplay, not how to draft the operating agreement provision on tax treatment of membership interests. It is important to bring in your attorney ...

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